Negative interest rates? VINE Group Partners are back on the RANT discussing everyone’s favourite topic: Interest Rates! The Partners share the thoughts on global rate trends and where they think Canadian mortgage rates are headed in the near future.
Zeifmans is a full-service tax, accounting and business consulting firm based in Toronto, Canada. David Posner (Zeifmans Partner) and Jonah Bidner (Zeifmans Senior Canadian Tax Manager) visited VINE Group's office to discuss accounting tips for real estate investors and trends they are seeing through their experience. Big shout out to these rockstar accountants!
Great ideas. Positive impact. That's Zeifmans.
VINE Group’s Jason John and Justin Chang, Sales Representative from The Connexus Group at ReMax Hallmark Realty Ltd. have a chat about the pressures and opportunities for first time homebuyers, real estate trends and pre-construction properties in Toronto.
Johnson Andrews and Rahul Saggu discuss how client experience might differ if you walked into a branch seeking financing vs. building a relationship with a VINE Group Mortgage Professional to find a customized solution.
Being a mortgage professional often means helping someone make the biggest purchase of their life: their home. Johnson and Chris discuss the different skills that help them, as VINE Group agents, take a holistic approach toward reviewing a client’s portfolio.
There’s a lot of value in leveraging your home to unlock equity.
A mortgage with a home equity line of credit (or HELOC) is a great way to keep the mortgage that you’re paying down, while still maintaining access to a large sum of money through a HELOC. See what else your mortgage can do for you by scheduling a call with one of our agents.
Thinking of buying a cottage? Can short-term rental income be used to qualify for financing?
We discuss cottage ownership, short-term cottage rentals and the risks that lenders assess when it comes to financing a cottage property.
VINE Group Mortgage Agent, Lauren Pye, and Realtor, Marlow Singh of Condos.ca, discuss current real estate market trends, the importance of being pre-qualified and what first-time home buyers should expect when they begin their home buying journey.SHOW MORE
We all know the lending landscape can change very quickly. Lenders are looking closely at regional properties that rely on rental income, due to concerns that rents may be dropping and vacancies may be on the rise. We take a look at how this might impact investors and primary homeowners alike.
Mortgage Agents are motivated to find a solution that fits your needs, but how does that translate into payment? On this episode, VINE Partners Christopher Darwiche and Hugo Dos Reis provide clarity on how Mortgage Agents generate income.
What's the best kind of mortgage? Is it the interest rate itself or the interest you pay what matters? What are the benefits in getting a HELOC? What are prepayment penalties? We answer the most commonly asked questions from Canadians when it comes to their mortgage.
As Mortgage Brokers, our growth potential is endless as the Canadian lending landscape is constantly changing. On this episode of the VINE Rant we brought in new agent, Lauren Pye, to share her experience on her recent transition from banker to broker.
The opportunities within real estate are endless, but it's always important to identify your goals and how you are going to get there. Through education, patience and a little bit of risk, CEO of Golden Triangle Group, Aaron Charles joins us to share his journey from Real Estate Agent to Real Estate Developer.
The spring market moves very quickly, and so do it’s buyers. Whether you are in the process of purchasing your first home or a seasoned real estate investor, here are some best practices on what you should know (and keep an eye out for) when completing your next mortgage application.
As experts in our industry, we dissect every client's file to see what challenges could arise before sending it to a lender for financing. While the bank still serves as an institution of influence, how well does your bank mortgage specialist know your file?
Every year, Mortgage Alliance recognizes their top performing mortgage agents from across the country by hosting a Rewards & Recognition trip. On this week's special edition of The VINE Rant filmed at the Paradisus in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, we took a moment to discuss our individual transitions into mortgage brokering and being self-employed individuals.
Recently we’ve encountered many clients who’ve come to us with “pre-approval” letters from their bank stating what they can quality for and the rate available to them. While this is great way for the bank to secure a deal, the reality is that documentation is not always collected up front so the client isn’t getting a true picture what they actually quality for.
Have you ever thought of building a secondary suite to earn an additional income?
Andy Tran, Consultant and Educator from Suite Additions give us some insight on best practices and benefits on this growing trend for homeowners.
Whether you are buying, selling or investing in your first rental property, the Toronto real estate market is still growing - but with limited supply to meet the demand. Edward Zhang from Volition Investment Properties sheds some light on turn-key investment properties, market trends, and why investors shouldn't always focus on cash-flow.
While qualifying for a low-interest rate helps you save money and pay back your debt faster, the products associated with a lower rate may not be the best fit for your current situation. Knowing your main objective and asking the right questions are essential when having a conversation about rates with your mortgage professional.
Continuing our discussion on private lending with Joseph Fooks and Lawrence Schwartz from JV Capital, they explain how technology has helped them eliminate the process of manually underwriting commitments to provide investors and mortgage professionals with more efficient service.
On December 18th, 2018, the Bank of Canada's 5-Year Benchmark Bond Yield broke a threshold point of just under 2%. As mortgage rates are backed by bond yields, we asked ourselves why is this happening and what does this mean for the average Canadian consumer heading into 2019.
With an increasing number of home buyers looking to private investors to help fund their mortgage, Joseph Fooks and Lawrence Schwartz from JV Capital join us for this two-part Rant to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of private equity.
With the recent news of GM closing its plant in Oshawa, Ontario, we wanted to discuss some alternate solutions for client's who's mortgage financing is possibly in jeopardy when they lose their job or are downsized.
One of the biggest struggles we deal with on a regular basis is over conditioning from lenders. Vine Group's Team Lead for Alberta, Kim Nguyen joins us to share her thoughts on the current lending environment in Alberta.
Following last week’s passionate conversation surrounding the future of mortgage lending, we brought in Vine Group’s Regional Director & Mortgage Broker, Shannon Patterson to weigh in on the subject and how our careers as brokers may be affected.
The future of financing is hard to predict. The mortgage lending industry is becoming much more automated, so we took a look at how this could affect qualifying through online applications and in turn, affect us as agents.
When buying a new or pre-construction, it's very common to think this is a "guaranteed win". Many clients don't take into consideration the risk and lifestyle changes that could occur in the 2-5 years it takes to construct a new development.
Welcome to the first episode of The VINE Rant! With the Bank of Canada (BoC) raising the benchmark rate for the fourth time in the last 12 months, on this episode VINE Group Partners David Goncalves and Hugo Dos Reis, along with VINE Group Agent, Jason John discuss client concerns on the rate hike; how to plan for future increases and pre-approvals due diligence before you put in an offer.
Matthew Lee, Founder & Head of Business Development from Volition Investment Properties joins us on this week's panel to discuss cash flowing investment properties, tenants, purchase plus investments, equity and what the future holds for millennial purchasers.